The Red Shoes Reviews
There were some really great special effects being used that even during this time, is hard to believe that they pulled off. The set pieces are really breathtaking and the ballet itself is very interesting to look at. It kind of makes me want to go out and watch one.
It's almost as if the ballet plays out like a dream. It's very beautiful how they executed the whole thing. Pretty crazy how the ballet becomes reality. Didn't see that coming.
Overall, this movie is brilliantly written, remarkably beautiful, and wonderfully orchestrated. I'll be watching this one again.
Pursuing the movies in Danny Peary's book Cult Movies. His take on this movie added a lot of interpretation that I hadn't arrived at, and I think the idea that Boris might not have been portrayed as a villain and her drive to put dance ahead of love might have been portayed as valid reminded me that even though it's very unlike Hollywood's movies of the time, it's also very like them. Glad I'd read that there was a 20 minute ballet embedded in the movie before I watched it.